Post # 31
Pink Asawa: I feel exactly the same way and we’re doing the same thing!
I communicate with my close family and friends in person, over the phone, and through email regularly- so I broke the news personally in those ways. There are just too many people on my fb that are just acquaintances.
If someone tags me with a baby bump or mentions something on my page, I don’t mind…but I’m not looking to deliberately announce anything.
Post # 32
I am not pregnant, but an ob nurse. I am thinking I will wait 24 weeks if I do announce it. That is the age a baby is viable outside the womb if born prematurely. It is probably when I will start registering shopping and starting to think about the nursery 🙂
Post # 33
My guess, I’ll probably start posting stuff on Facebook after I’ve told all the people I want to tell in person.
Post # 34
I guess I don’t understand the big deal either way. I don’t see a pregnancy announcement as something so personal it can’t be shared with facebook. I mean, to me it’s no different that announcing your engagement or wedding? I think in general, people just love babies and the excitement surrounding a pregnancy announcement.
Not PG yet, but I’m sure once we are I’ll announce sometime after 12 weeks. I think any earlier is crazy in case something happens. Everyone I’m super close with will obviously know from me telling them personally. That said, I still have friends I consider to be close that I’d want to share the news with that live far away or maybe I don’t talk to a lot but they’re still important to me – facebook is the easiest way.
Post # 35
bananchik: good point and thank you!
Post # 36
I had planned on waiting until 12-14 weeks. We ended up having a horrible first trimester though (multiple complications) so on our fifth ultrasound, after we had heard the heartbeat at 4 of them (the first was too early) we decided to share. I am not a hugely private person though, and, while I wouldn’t shout it from the rooftops, don’t see miscarriage as shameful or something to hide. I’m currently 14 1/2 weeks and happy with my choice.
Post # 37
I waited until after 12wks, after a successful NT scan as well. My close friends and immediate family knew, but I have extended cousins who I don’t speak to on a regular basis and hubby’s relatives who may or may have not known on my fb. I didn’t post anything overly cute, it was just a simple “(hubby) and I are expecting a little one in the fall! Can’t wait to meet our baby”
To me, that’s what FB is about, sharing life changing events – like an engagement, wedding, etc. What’s wrong with telling people you’re pregnant? It’s happy news!
Post # 38
I told everyone at 19 weeks when I went for my anatomy scan. I just posted that we were expecting a baby boy and a cute profile ultrasound picture of him. I was too paranoid to do otherwise. Personally, I could have waited until the baby was born, but I had a lot of pressure from my family to post about it. No big deal, I just didn’t feel like sharing something so personal for a long time.